The City of Carlsbad is celebrating Arbor Day, Saturday, April 28, by working with local volunteers to plant trees at Poinsettia Community Park, located at 6600 Hidden Valley Road.
At A Glance
The tree-planting activities take place throughout the park from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Volunteer registration begins at 8 a.m., near the playground, followed by a tree planting demonstration.
The Arbor Day effort will help Carlsbad retain its status as a Tree City USA for the 13th consecutive year.
This designation is given by the National Arbor Day Foundation and acknowledges the city’s ongoing commitment to tree care and urban forest sustainability.
Tools will be provided for all volunteers. Volunteers should wear work gloves, a hat, sunscreen and closed toe shoes. It is requested that volunteers bring additional shovels, if possible.
Children age 16 and younger must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
The event at Poinsettia Community Park will feature tree maintenance displays and booths from:
Davey Resource Group
Western Environmental Consultants
West Coast Arborists
Even More Information
The Arbor Day celebration is part of the city’s Earth Month campaign, designed to encourage recycling and increase awareness of sustainable practices in Carlsbad.
The campaign was created to support California’s ambitious goal of 75 percent recycling, composting or source reduction of solid waste by 2020.
The Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, known as CalRecycle, is leading the statewide efforts to decrease California’s reliance on landfills.
For more information
Kyle Lancaster, 760-434-2941, or firstname.lastname@example.org